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Gale Releases Final Installments of Early Arabic Printed Books
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Gale, a Cengage company, announced the availability of the final modules in the series Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library. Now available are Sciences, History and Geography, which features historical monographs covering medicine, sciences, geography and more; as well as Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and Periodicals, which features fiction, poetry, grammatical and linguistic works, catalogues, and periodicals. (more...)

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration this Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Milwaukee and Atlanta, Georgia are the only cities to have celebrated Dr. King's Birthday annually since 1984.  The event is free admission and open to the public. Parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure on East State Street. (more...)

Linda A. Ponsonby Releases 'Enevah: Book One'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Linda A. Ponsonby's life events, as well as people, creatures, surroundings and her ever thirsty imagination have led her to open the gates towards 'Enevah' (published by Lulu), a new and exciting world that mirrors today's society. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anisa George and HOLDEN at New Ohio Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 4, 2017

New Ohio Theatre will present a remounting of George & Co.'s 'Holden,' directed by Anisa George and written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble. Originally developed at the 2015 Ice Factory Festival, 'Holden' will be performed from January 5th to January 14th. had the opportunity to interview Anisa George. (more...)

Ronald Reginald King Releases HIS BACHELOR'S PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ronald Reginald King takes readers on an edifying and enthralling romance adventure tale that evokes a deeper evaluation of the self and answers questions one might otherwise never have considered. 'His Bachelor's Party' (published by iUniverse) chronicles a tale of passion and heartbreak as a man sets out on a quest to find love and discovers that nothing is easy, especially when it comes to leaving his past behind. (more...)

New Fiction Book THE GLASS SHIP is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Author Martin Simons has published his latest novel, 'The Glass Ship,' a fictional story that follows the adventures of a teenage girl named Mitch and her passion for the sport of soaring. (more...)

Brenda Roberts Releases 'Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

'Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin': a unique and memorable piece of literature following the mysterious life of the woman who witnessed Jesus Christ firsthand. 'Mary Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin' is the creation of published author, Brenda Roberts, a Louisiana denizen, who spent her career as an educator interacting with countless women who had little knowledge of the female characters portrayed in the Holy Bible. (more...)

Nat Geo to Explore the Legend of Atlantis in New Documentary ATLANTIS RISING, 1/29
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The legend of Atlantis has sparked controversy and debate for thousands of years - is the story fact or fiction? (more...)

Odyssey Opera Announces 2017 WILDE OPERA NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Following Odyssey Opera's fall performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Lowell Liebermann, Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the company's 2017 Spring Season, a continuation of works inspired by the Writings of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

National Museums Scotland Announces Listings, Through March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Now... More Than Ever... Let's Meditate
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris Says 'All You Have to Do is Write One True Sentence'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know,' were Hemingway's wise words about overcoming writers block in his famed novel 'A Moveable Feast.' Writers whose work needs a kickstart in the New Year will find the help they need with that sage advice and more at the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, June 11-16, 2017. The annual six-day combination writing workshop and literary tourism experience provides ample writing time, personalized instruction and prompts, as well as a guided exploration of favorite Paris literary landmarks. The retreat also is known for its inspirational effect on attendees' creativity. (more...)

Hollywood Studio Club Presents TEA WITH LOIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

It's 1917 and the young women of the Hollywood Studio Club are preparing to welcome pioneering film director Lois Weber. Lois was a highly successful multi faceted film director whose socially conscious films are as relevant today as when they were first made a century ago. Especially in this volatile election year where several of her themes; a working wage, birth control, the plight of returning veterans and drug addiction still scream for solutions. (more...)

The Ballard Institute to Present 2017 UConn Winter Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2017 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in UConn's Studio Theatre. (more...)

Stories on Stage to Present LEGAL FICTIONS This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Stories on Stage presents 'Legal Fictions' on Sunday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. (more...)

Marcus Center to Host MLK Celebration This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is free admission and open to the public this Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Ralph Arbitelle and Paul Arbitelle Release 'Walking with Father'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

'Walking with Father': an inspirational and positive hand-book for understanding God's purpose for people on earth. These Writings are the result of prayer and study and, as much as possible, not swayed by the personal ideas of either Ralph or Paul. 'Walking with Father' is the creation of published authors, Ralph Arbitelle and Paul Arbitelle, talented authors and brothers. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Transport Group's Starry 'EVENING WITH MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Single performance-only tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's benefit, featuring performances from multiple-time Tony, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk, Sierra Boggess and her sister, Summer Boggess, and Raul Esparza. (more...)

Oratorio About Japanese American Incarceration Camps By Van Nuys High School Students To Be Premiered In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

When a group of 85 choral students at Van Nuys High School began learning about World War II Japanese American incarceration camps in September as part of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Voices Within Oratorio Project, the topic was a historical look back. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

BWW Review: Holding On to Holden at the New Ohio Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jan 11, 2017

One can only imagine why a person chooses to write, filling the desolate borders of blank pages with untold stories; one can only imagine the reasons. It probably more often than not has to do with a need to create and less so the recognition or desire to see what comes of it. To dedicate a life to words and giving them the power of the soul's expression is something truly special, especially when fact and creation collide in a beautifully turbulent way. Holden, written and directed by Anisa George, is the first time an audience can see reality and fiction so intertwined to tell the various stories of a single life, shown by characters who are, to quote Fitzgerald for a moment, "within and without." Now being performed at the New Ohio Theatre, Holden brings about the complexities of late author J.D. Salinger's life through personal issues that arose because of those words he shared with the world…and those he chose not to. (more...)

Karen Finley to Perform in Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT SERIES 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This February, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series, a multi-genre performance series, presents two engagements written and performed by renowned performance artist and Chicago native, Karen Finley. Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings, a solo spoken word performance, runs Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11 at 8pm; and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery runs Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm, general seating). Both engagements take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret-style venue connected to Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks at 1700 N Halsted St. Tickets to Written in Sand and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery are $25 and can be purchased or 312-335-1650. (more...)

Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers. (more...)

Boston Center for the Arts Presents Site-Specific Musical and Visual Installation KNOW NO. by Masary Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Boston Center for the Arts presents Know No. by Masary Studios in the Cyclorama March 2-4, 2017, with performances starting at 7:30 pm each night. Repercussions of the word NO reverberate around the historic walls of the Cyclorama in this site-specific installation created by Masary Studios for Boston Center for the Arts. A dozen performers will combine light, sound and poetry in a thrilling spectacle that is the first major commission in the Cyclorama in decades. (more...)

Australia's Indigenous Rhythms and Cultural Roots Illuminated in Multimedia Concert Spectacle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) and Coastal Jazz present the sweeping, visually-stunning multimedia experience, dirtsong, February 4, 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Australia's Black Arm Band, an ensemble of acclaimed Indigenous artists, will perform intoxicating harmonies and vocals in nearly a dozen languages, drawing on 40,000 years of tradition to showcase their country's rich culture. Behind them, projections of vivid Australian landscapes - from vast plains to outback communities - will become illuminated in stunning documentary film. (more...)

Undermain Theatre Presents GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents GALILEO, Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece, which he translated in English in collaboration with Charles Laughton.  GALILEO will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main St. with company member Bruce DuBose in the title role.  DuBose is a recipient of Best Actor awards from the Dallas Critics Forum, D Magazine and the Dallas Observer.  Directed by Undermain's Artistic Director, Katherine Owens, opening night will be Saturday, February 11th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on February 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7:30 pm. All preview performances are only $15. All evening show times are 7:30 pm with two Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on February 19th and March 5th.  The production will run through March 5th. (more...)

WOOLGATHERERS Set for 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents An Asylos production: Woolgatherers, with text by Asylos, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Tom Waits. The show runs February 13th - March 5th, 2017. (more...)

Abdua Kkkyha's POETRY IN MOTION A Beautiful Acknowledgement TO Glorious Events in Life And Love.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2017

Abdua Kkkyha was born and raised in the time of the Civil Rights movements, Vietnam War, and racial civil unrest. He witnessed the times of school segregations, the separation of public places with signs labeled 'Colored not Allowed,' 'Blacks only,' and 'Whites only.' He witnessed the rise and the fears of the Ku Klux Klan and the civil unrest of a nation fighting within itself, and as a boy, he remembers running for his life from the Ku Klux Klan. His Writings reflect his life's journey and how love brought him through it all, and has now completed his new book 'Poetry in Motion': a symposium of thoughts and feelings spanning a lifetime of love and growth. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Jamil Nassar, a Native American chief and shaman, has completed his new book 'Spirit Talks: Redman's Truths': an informative and inspiring read that brings non-reservation Indians full circle with reservation Indians throughout the four corners of Mother Earth. (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE to Present Portrait of Rachel Carson, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Rachel Carson premieres on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

Amy Oestreicher to Bring One-Woman Musical GUTLESS & GRATEFUL Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Following sold-out runs at The Triad NYC, The Bijou Theatre, United Solo Festival, Barrington Stage Company (Tony-Award winning William Finn's Cabaret Series) and a nationwide tour from Washington D.C. to Hawaii, the captivating Amy Oestreicher will bring her hit one-woman musical Gutless & Grateful back to NYC at the internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room on February 5th and 25th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Contemporary Works
by Rose Marija - Dec 27, 2016

On Wednesday evening, December 21, 2016, I was fortunate to be present as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performed three pieces created in the 21st century by three choreographers, two European, Johan Inger and Mauro Bigonzetti, and one home grown, a veteran dancer of the Ailey company, Hope Boykin. Each piece is a world unto itself, different from the other two. (more...)

A Chinese Fables Game Makes a Pose on Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016


Mandel JCC Announces Book Festival Events in Boynton Beach & Palm Beach Gardens During January & February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Lois Steinberg, Chair of the Mandel JCC Book Festival today announced that it would present seven different events in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens during January and February. At each event, the author of the featured book will be on hand to discuss his/her work and respond to comments and questions from the audience.  (more...)

PuSh Festival's DIRTSONG to Showcase Australia's Rich Indigenous Music & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) and Coastal Jazz present the sweeping, visually-stunning multimedia experience, dirtsong, February 4, 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE, Coming to the Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The internationally acclaimed drama based on the Writings of a 23 year old activist, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, will be presented at San Francisco's Magic Theatre from April 27 to May 14, 2017. (more...)

The Ayn Rand Institute Announces Early Registration Open for Objectivist Summer Conference 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Ayn Rand Institute, the leading center for the advancement of Ayn Rand's Writings and philosophy, today announced that early registration is open for Objectivist Summer Conference 2017, which will be held June 1015, 2017, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in the heart of the industrial center of AmericaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Marquette Purchases Rare First Edition, First Printing Of 'The Hobbit'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. (more...)

Alondra Lyn Swink Pens 'Darkness Receding'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Alondra Lyn Swink, a poet, artist, motorcyclist, Christian, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Darkness Receding': a gripping and potent work that aims to encourage readers to overcome any situation. The writing depicts situations personal to the author's own life; understanding that though the theme of the author's poetry can be seen as dark, there are many people that can relate to these Writings. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Brings On Nostalgia And Charm With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Making its regional premiere at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is now ready to aim an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle at audiences through New Year's Eve. (more...)

New Orleans' Rashaad Newsome Returns for Mélange at the Contemporary Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce that New Orleans native Rashaad Newsome returns for his interdisciplinary presentation of Melange. Including films and recent works on paper, as well as the artist's vogue performance, this assembly of genre-bending works frames both Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of social identity, Melange borrows from dance, technology, gaming, and hand-crafted collage for a transformative presentation of art in motion. The visual arts exhibition will be on view in the CAC Galleries January 14-February 12, 2017. (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Lumberyard Sets 2017 NYC Season at The Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce its 2017 season at The Kitchen, which will comprise the premieres of five new contemporary performance works. (more...)

Val Kilmer Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), announced today that Val Kilmer will appear in person at the theatre on December 29 and December 30 to introduce two special film screenings of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, CITIZEN TWAIN, has played to sold-out houses at performing arts venues nationwide. (more...)

E.R. Braithwaite, Author of TO SIR, WITH LOVE, Dies at Age 104
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese-born United States novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat, who was best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people, has died at the age of 104. He was the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 British drama film of the same title, starring Sidney Poitier and singer Lulu. (more...)

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